Gemalto announced it has been selected by Gabon’s “Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie et de Garantie Sociale (CNAMGS)” as prime contractor for its electronic health card program.
Gemalto is supplying a solution that includes cards, its Allynis Issuance operated personalization services and an ID verification system. Gemalto works in cooperation with Stimplus and Zetes, who act as sub-contractors for the enrolment solution. Stimplus is a French provider of IT equipment and services for businesses. Zetes is a Belgian auto-ID solutions provider. A pilot project aimed at the most disadvantaged citizens is running in each of the provinces’ administrative city, before being extended to the entire population over 2009-2010.
The cards can be used in hospitals, pharmacies and health centers, to check patient entitlement while ensuring confidentiality of personal data. This health card, the size of a credit card, carries the beneficiary’s identification number, civil status information, photograph and fingerprints.
The Sealys Laser-Secured card is made of polycarbonate, a material that offers a very high level of security and capable of withstanding extreme climate conditions. Secure laser personalization within the body of the card itself ensures data cannot be altered or accidentally damaged. This technique makes the card virtually impossible to forge.